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Table 1 List of microscopic samples removed from the HSML gourd with corresponding descriptions and sampling sites

From: In search of Humboldt’s colors: materials and techniques of a 17th-century lacquered gourd from Colombia

Sample Description Location
S1 Cross section of green decoration Area of green background on outer neck, where edge is broken and part of decoration has detached
S2 Cross section and scraping of red decoration Area of red border on inner neck, where edge is broken and part of decoration has detached
S3 Cross section of golden decoration Area of golden and blue triangles on inner neck, where edge is broken and part of decoration has detached
S4 Cross section and scraping of yellow decoration Area of yellow leaf near unicorn figure, where a small part of decoration has detached
S5 Fragment of untinted resin Area of untinted resin on interior along fracture, where part of resin has detached
S6 Cross section of silver-white decoration Area of silver-white moon on red band along fracture
S7 Fragment of bare gourd Area of bare gourd on neck, where edge is broken and decoration has detached